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March 17th, 2012

What Do You Know About St. Patrick?

Do they know why they're celebrating?

 
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At Busted Halo we believe everybody has a halo, some are just a little more busted than others.

This St. Patrick’s Day, we’re hitting the streets to see whose faith trivia halo is nicely polished, and whose is a little less shiny.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, and is the traditional religious feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish have observed St. Patrick’s Day as a religious holiday for over a thousand years. On St. Patrick’s Day, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon.

Today, people of all backgrounds around the world recognize St. Patrick’s Day, but even though they’re celebrating, it’s questionable how many know what the celebration is about.

[This post originally appeared on March 17, 2010]

 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/theresa.m.dowd Theresa McDonald Dowd

    Poor St. Patrick. He’s very unappreciated in our secular world. He is an awesome saint. I’m thankful he came back to Ireland to spread the Good News.

  • Karen

    “Snakes” represent sin. St. Patrick brought Christianity to a pagan country…he “flipped it” big-time.

  • Amber Thompson

    There never were any snakes in Ireland, they didn’t evolve there.

  • Kim

    Great video! Thanks for the info!

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